Weekly Memo

Dear members of the Hajim School community:

If you can make it I encourage you to come to Goergen 108 at 4 p.m. today. Alumna Jeanine Hayes will speak about her position as Vice President of Intellectual Property and Deputy General Counsel at Yahoo! Inc. where she is responsible for the company’s global intellectual property functions.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in optics here in 1992 before graduating from Loyola Law School in 1995. She will focus on her career path, women in engineering, and will also respond to questions from the audience. Please RSVP to Donna Mura, dmura@alumni.rochester.edu, if you would like to attend.

Congratulations to computer science major Bradley Halpern, the president-elect of the Students’ Association. Best of luck in this important position!

Congratulations to junior Sean Xiaoqing Tang, a double major in computer science and math, for his participation in Rochester’s twelfth place ranking (out of 442 teams) in the recent William Lowell Putnam Mathematical Competition.   Sean and his teammates, junior Kevin Lin and senior Chris Kauffman, should be very proud of their hard work and excellent showing in such a competitive event!

Please make note of the deadlines for two entrepreneurship competitions. Today is the last day that Hajim School undergraduates can enter the Forbes Entrepreneurial Competition by submitting a business plan to Maureen.konopka@simon.rochester.edu. The final presentations by selected entrants will be on April 29. For more information about this competition, you can call the Center for Entrepreneurship at (585) 276-3500. The Mark Ain Business Model Competition, open to Rochester undergraduates and graduate students, requires business plans by April 25. More information about the competition and the workshop series (open to non-participants, too) is available here.

In closing, take a few minutes to view this fascinating article and photo gallery from Popular Science on additive manufacturing, more commonly called 3-D printing. The article features some of the most ambitious potential uses of this type of technology, from printing a human organ, to a home on the moon, to making dinner!


Robert L. Clark
Professor and Dean